Build this simple storage cabinet right in your garden. It's an attractive feature and keeps small garden tools dry and close at hand. Build it from a single 8-ft. 1x12.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:April 2008
Make a rustic door handle from a tree
branch. Nail the crosspieces to the
door with brad nails, then notch the
back of the handle so it sits flat on
the crosspieces and nail it in place.
Keep tools and supplies right next to your garden with this small
storage house. It only takes a few hours to build, and costs $35 if you use
pine or $70 for the rough-sawn cedar we used.
Cut flat, dry 1x12s to the lengths in the Cutting List, available in Additional Information, below. Nail and glue the
sides, base and back together, then attach the rafters and gables.
Fasten the shorter roof panel on one side, leaving 7/8-in. overhangs in
the front and back. Caulk the top edge, then nail the long panel on.
Cut the hinge mortises into the
door and side and hang
the door. Stain or paint the wood
inside and out to seal it. Use green
branches for the handle, nailing them
Cut all the parts from an 8-ft. 1x12.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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